By The Sea Movie

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Who's Involved:

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup

Release Date:

Friday, November 13, 2015 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making By The Sea

A look at the By The Sea behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Angelina Jolie last directed First They Killed My Father and Unbroken. The film's writer Angelina Jolie last wrote First They Killed My Father and In the Land of Blood and Honey.


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Production: What we know about By The Sea

Key Facts

  1. Angelina Jolie Pitt is joined behind the scenes by a key crew that includes cinematographer Christian Berger (The White Ribbon), who used his Cine Reflect Lighting System to shoot the film; production designer Jon Hutman (Unbroken); editor Patricia Rommel (The Lives of Others); and costume designer Ellen Mirojnick (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps). Pitt joins her in production duties, while Chris Brigham (Inception), Holly Goline-Sadowski (Unbroken) and Michael Vieira (Unbroken) serve as executive producers.
  2. Inspired by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s.
  3. By the Sea marks the first time Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been in a film together since Mr. and Mrs. Smith a decade ago.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 8, 2015, the film was in Completed status.

On or about September 12, 2014, the film was in Production status.

Principal photography and production began on August 19, 2014 in Malta.

On or about July 18, 2014, the film was in Development status.

By The Sea Release Date: When was it released?

By The Sea was released in 2015 on Friday, November 13, 2015 (Nationwide release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including The 33, My All American and Love the Coopers.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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